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Squirrel Cost Town All the Money Geico Gecko Saved Officials say a wayward squirrel caused about $300,000 in damage to an eastern Indiana community center set to open in June. Fort Wayne, Ind., Parks Department officials told the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette last week the squirrel got into the electrical equipment of the building in McMillen Park on April 1, causing a power surge that damaged the heating and air conditioning systems and some parts of the boiler system. The squirrel didn’t survive. (AP) HELD UP
“He was like, ‘Give me all your money,’ and I said, ‘Not today!’ ” — A RECEPTIONIST AT AN ANNAPOLIS HAIR SALON WHO LAUGHED OFF A WOULD-BE ROBBER’S FEEBLE ATTEMPTS LAST WEEK AT HOLDING UP THE PLACE, ACCORDING TO NBC PHILADELPHIA. THE RECEPTIONIST WASN’T FOOLED BY THE “HOLD YOUR ARM UNDER YOUR SHIRT AND SAY IT’S A GUN” TRICK.
God Apparently Needs Credit A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is “God.” According to the New York Post, God Gazarov of Brooklyn says in the lawsuit that Equifax has refused to correct its system to recognize his name as legitimate. (AP)
WELCOME, LITTLE ONE: A newly hatched blackbird chick opens its beak and breathes in the German air for one of the first times of its life on Sunday alongside three yet-to-be-born siblings in a nest in Frankfurt, Germany.
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This Is the Year to Cheat the IRS Budget cuts force agency to dial back on tax-return audits
As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will have fewer agents auditing returns than at any time since at least the 1980s. Taxpayer services are suffering, too, with millions of phone calls to the IRS going unanswered. “We keep going after the people who look like the worst of the bad guys,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an interview. “But there are going to be some people that we should catch, either in terms of collecting the revenue from them or prosecuting them, that we’re not going to catch.” Better technology is helping to offset some budget cuts.
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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says the agency will miss some tax cheats.
If you report making $40,000 in wages and your employer tells the IRS you made $50,000, the agency’s computers probably will catch that. The same is true for investment income and many common deductions that are reported to the IRS by ﬁnancial institutions. But if you operate a business that deals in cash, with income or expenses that are not independently reported to the IRS, your chances of getting caught are lower than they have been in years. Last year, the IRS audited less
than 1 percent of all returns from individuals, the lowest rate since 2005. This year, Koskinen said, “The numbers will go down.” S t i l l , m o s t p e o p l e d o n’t have much of an opportunity to cheat on their taxes, said Elizabeth Maresca, a former IRS lawyer who now teaches law at Fordham University. Your employer probably reports your wages to the IRS, your bank reports interest income, your broker reports investment income and your lender reports the amount of interest you paid on your mortgage. “Anybody who’s an employee, who gets paid by an employer, has a limited ability to take risks on their tax returns,” Maresca said. “I think people who own their own business or are self-employed have a much greater opportunity [to cheat], and I think the IRS knows that, too.” Koskinen said the IRS could scrutinize more returns — and collect billions more in revenue — with more resources. The president’s budget proposal says the IRS would collect an additional $6 for every $1 increase in the agen-
The proportion of all the 146 million individual federal tax returns filed last year that were audited . (AP)
The proportion of federal tax returns filed last year with incomes above $200,000 that were audited. (AP)
The proportion of federal tax returns filed last year by corporations with assets of more than $10 million that were audited. (AP)
cy’s enforcement budget. Koskinen said he makes that argument all the time, but for some reason, it’s not playing well in Congress. “I say that and ever ybody shrugs and goes on about their business,” Koskinen said. “I have not ﬁgured out either philosophically or psychologically why nobody seems to care whether we collect the revenue or not.” STEPHEN OHLEMACHER (AP)
The amount a pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere sold for over the weekend at an auction. Julien’s Auctions said Sunday that the actress wore the jewelry when she attended the opening of “The Rose Tattoo,” a film she did not appear in. (AP)
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Three Killed in Shooting In Suburban Kansas City Three people died Sunday after shootings at a Jewish community center and retirement community in suburban Kansas City. Overland Park city spokesman Sean Reilly said two died at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City campus in Overland Park and one was killed at Village Shalom, a retirement community blocks away from the center. (AP) HOBOKEN, N.J.
Divers Pull Two Bodies From Hudson River Two bodies were pulled Sunday from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. Hoboken police Sgt. Dennis Figueroa said the two men were 20 to 25 years old. (AP)
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Case to Shed Light On Gitmo’s Camp 7 U.S. is accused of mistreating inmates in Guantanamo jail Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the military base. Connell is allowed to say virtually nothing about what he saw in the secret camp where the most notorious terror suspects in U.S. custody are held except that it is unlike any detention facility he’s encountered. The Camp 7 prison unit is so shrouded in secrecy that its location on the U.S. base in Cuba is classiﬁed and ofﬁcials refuse to discuss it. But an ongoing court case is forcing it into the limelight. Today, a judge in Guantanamo will open a hearing into the sanity of a Camp 7 prisoner, Ramzi bin al-shibh, whose courtroom outbursts about alleged mistreatment in Camp 7 have halted the effort to try ﬁve men in the Sept. 11 attacks, all of whom are held there.
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Bin al-shibh has accused the government of making noises and vibrations inside Camp 7 to deliberately keep him awake. Military officials deny doing anything intentional to disrupt his sleep. Prosecutors say his accusations are delusions, though they still believe he is mentally competent to stand trial. Military ofﬁcials, while insisting that they adhere to international human rights standards, refuse to describe Camp 7. “I’m not even functionally allowed to discuss the place,” said Army Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a Pentagon spokesman. BEN FOX (AP)
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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel, D-N.Y., told CNN’s “State of The Union” that “to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism. And that’s unfortunate.”
On ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said although he believes “national defense is the most important thing we do,” he thinks defense spending needs to be controlled. He criticized “some conservatives” who “play up this patriotism” when it comes to authorizing increased military spending. (E XPRESS)
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Leaked Findings Paint Pattern of CIA Deception A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee shows a pattern of CIA deception about brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks, according to leaked findings published by McClatchy news service late Thursday. It concludes that the CIA misled the Bush administration about “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which failed to produce valuable intelligence. (AP)
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Fiery Calif. Crash Kills 10 Federal investigators said Sunday there was no crash-scene evidence to support a driver’s claim that a FedEx truck was already on fire when it careened across a freeway median late Thursday and slammed into a bus taking high school students to a college tour in Northern California. Five students, three adult chaperones and both drivers died in the collision on Interstate 5, north of Sacramento. (AP)
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Judge Drops Charges Against 9-Month-Old A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that drew criticism to the country’s troubled justice system. The family of Mohammad Musa kept the boy in hiding after he was charged with trying to kill police officers after a neighborhood brawl. (AP)
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Geologists Tie Quakes To Hydraulic Fracking Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracking, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday that are among the nation’s strictest. Fracking may have increased pressure on a small fault tied to five tremors in the Appalachian foothills last month. (AP)
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Ukraine Deploying Troops to Ease Unrest Slovyansk, Ukraine Ukraine is deploying troops in a “large-scale anti-terrorist operation” to resist attacks by armed proRussian forces, Ukraine’s President Oleksandr Turchynov said on Sunday in a televised address. Turchynov said the Ukrainian Security Council decided to use the army because “we’re not going to allow Russia to repeat the Crimean scenario in Ukraine’s east.” He
pledged amnesty to anyone who laid down arms by this morning. U k ra i n ia n spec ia l forces exchanged gunﬁre with a pro-Russia militia outside an eastern city Sunday morning, with one security ofﬁcer killed and ﬁve others wounded. It was the ﬁrst reported gunbattle in eastern Ukraine, where armed pro-Russian men have seized a number of government buildings in recent days. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has described such attacks as “Russian aggression.” He said in a Facebook post Sunday that special forces of up to 12,000 people will be drawn from volunteers who will be tasked
with resisting attacks from proRussian forces in their local areas. Russia’s Foreign Ministry was quick to dismiss Turchynov’s decree as “criminal” and accused Ukrainian ofﬁcials of using radical neoNazi forces. The former Ukrainian interior minister, Vitaliy Zakharchenko, warned of “provocations” in the coming days to “discredit Russian armed forces.” Russia has tens of thousands of troops deployed along its border with Ukraine, which has raised fears of a military incursion, especially after the takeover of the Crimean Peninsula. PETER LEONARD (AP)
Yanukovych Speaks Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych claimed Sunday that CIA director John Brennan had met with Ukraine’s new leadership and “in fact sanctioned the use of weapons and provoked bloodshed.” Speaking on Russian state television hours after Ukraine President Oleksandr Turchynov’s address, Yanukovych said Ukraine now has “one foot into a civil war.” A CIA spokesman said the “claim that director Brennan encouraged Ukrainian authorities to conduct tactical operations inside Ukraine is completely false.” (AP)
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Mexico Crash Kills 36 A passenger bus slammed into a brokendown truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported. Both state and federal officials said that four people survived the crash, which occurred shortly after midnight in the southeastern state of Veracruz. (AP)
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Signals Die in Jet Search Following four underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, meaning the batteries in the plane’s black boxes may finally have died. (AP)
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Is the Era of Neighborhood Schools Over? D.C. parents debate proposals to overhaul school assignments Washington Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposals to overhaul the District’s school boundaries and the policies that decide how students are assigned to schools are bound in a hefty book. But buried within the details is a central question that has riveted parents: Is D.C. ready to give up on neighborhood schools in favor of expanded lottery admissions? City ofﬁcials say the effort to retool how students are matched
aims to improve education by making sense of a complex system that leaves some schools nearly empty while others face overcrowding. But their proposals pit the rising philosophy of school choice, which aspires to untether the quality of a child’s education from his ZIP code, against a long-standing ideal: The school down the block serves as the anchor for the community. The suggestion of an overhaul has triggered a ﬁrestorm of protest, particularly in afﬂuent upper Northwest, where many families bought homes based on the promise of the right to attend good schools nearby. Though the plans have stoked concern, neighborhood schools
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are already a thing of the past. Just 25 percent of D.C. children attend their assigned neighborhood schools. The rest attend charter schools, outof-boundary traditional schools or selective magnet high schools. One of Gray’s proposals would maintain the system of neighborhood schools with a percentage of seats set aside for out-of-bound-
ary students. Two others contemplate replacing neighborhood high schools with a citywide lottery. Most D.C. parents say they share the ideal of building community via a neighborhood school, but many do not see sending their children to neighborhood schools as realistic. One self-described low-income mother who lives in Ward 8 said
she would prefer that her son didn’t have to wrestle with public transit to get to an out-of-boundary middle school across the Anacostia River. “I want awesome schools in every neighborhood,” said the mother. But her neighborhood schools aren’t awesome right now, she said. Advocates of school choice say it is unrealistic to expect longstruggling neighborhood schools to improve. “We’ve tried for 50 years to turn around low-performing schools, and the history of it shows it seldom works,” said Andy Smarick, a longtime choice advocate who said the idea of neighborhood schools is quaint. EMMA BROWN (THE WASHINGTON POST )
Throngs Descend on the District Washington For Antonio Sacchetti, the journey to witness D.C.’s famed cherry blossoms began Friday before dawn. At 6 a.m., he and his wife joined 100 other tourists from Montreal and embarked on a 12-hour bus trip. On Saturday morning, they got their ﬁrst glimpses of the blossoms while they cruised in a yacht along the Potomac River. Up next? A trip to see the monuments, the White House and the Tidal Basin, where he would probably battle through throngs of blossom peepers. “No pain, no gain,” Sacchetti said. That mantra played out over the weekend as thousands descended on D.C. to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, taking in the splendor of the day along with the frustrations of epic crowds. This year’s peak was somewhat unusual, as it coincided with the culmination of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. “You’re going to see some gridlock,” said Fred Rapaport, the owner of DC Cruises, who said his yacht tours had sold out for the day. Aboard the Harbour Belle, Rapaport blasted the Pharrell Williams tune “Happy” as he encouraged the
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End of the Road for Caps The Capitals’ season came to an earlier-than-usual end Sunday after they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2007. For a franchise with lofty expectations, the 2013-14 season will be remembered as an utter disappointment. With a pivotal offseason to come, what led to their demise? ADAM VINGAN (FOR E XPRESS)
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Washington’s blue line was young and inexperienced. The Capitals used a league-high 14 defensemen, half of which had fewer than 30 games of NHL experience entering the season. The defensive corps often resembled a minor-league unit and was regularly overmatched. A lack of continuity among the pairings that never allowed for chemistry to develop only exacerbated the problem and prevented the Capitals from effectively breaking out.
Throughout the season, Washington’s self-inflicted mistakes developed into self-destructive habits. Among the most notorious, Washington blew 13 two-goal leads (including six in the third period alone), handing away standings points that ultimately proved costly. The Capitals also allowed 29 goals within two minutes of scoring one themselves, which killed any momentum. The Capitals simply could not get out of their own way.
Even-strength play was a glaring weakness. The Capitals were one of the worst puckpossession teams in the NHL, and they failed to generate consistent offense during fiveon-five play, scoring 2.11 goals per 60 minutes (ninth-fewest) while allowing 2.39 (10th-most) as of Sunday. Those evenstrength struggles rendered Washington one-dimensional as it became heavily dependent on its vaunted power play, which accounted for nearly a third of its total offense.
There were plenty of questionable personnel decisions: A midseason threegoalie logjam, playing top-six acquisitions Martin Erat and Dustin Penner on the fourth line and placing superstar Alex Ovechkin alongside grinder Jay Beagle in the midst of a playoff chase were among the most head-scratching. These decisions seemed to speak to a difference of opinion between coach Adam Oates and general manager George McPhee, who both may be on the hot seat.
The Capitals seemed to change their style of play on a game-to-game basis throughout this season. Some nights, they attempted to play a grind-’em-out way, though they were the only team in the league not to win a game when scoring two or fewer goals. Other nights, they adopted a more offensive approach. The only constant was that neither way proved successful enough to vault them into the playoffs.
Four years ago, as the Capitals were about to clinch the Presidents’ Trophy with the best regular-season record in the NHL, owner Ted Leonsis declared that his team had arrived as one of the league’s elite. “Alex and the Caps are going to win Stanley Cups,” Leonsis said during an interview on 106.7FM, referring to the club’s goalscoring forward, Alex Ovechkin. In the four seasons since, the Capitals have gone through three coaches, four styles of play and six goaltenders. But no version has advanced past the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. This season, the Capitals surpassed that level of disappointment by failing to reach the postseason for the ﬁrst time since 2007. “I want to conduct a comprehensive review of what transpired this year,” Leonsis wrote on his blog Thursday. “Listen to appropriate voices and then determine what steps are necessary to ensure the Capitals return to the playoffs and compete for a Stanley Cup.” KATIE CARRERA (THE WASHINGTON POST)
Lightning 1, Capitals 0 (SO): The Capitals’ season ended with a 1-0 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. Matthew Carle scored the only goal in the shootout. Alex Ovechkin finished with an NHL-leading 51 goals. The shootout was Washington’s NHL-record 21st of the season. The Capitals were 10-11 in those games; Ovechkin went 2-for-16 in shootouts, including a miss Sunday. (AP)
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Not Yet for Spieth Jordan Spieth, 20, was trying to become the youngest major champion since 1931 and the youngest Masters winner ever. He was tied with Bubba Watson coming into the final round, but he finally showed his age down the stretch — dropping clubs and yelling at himself repeatedly over poor shots. Spieth finished second at 5-under after shooting a final-round 72. (AP)
kept Spieth, 20, and everyone else at safe distance the rest of the way. Watson closed with a 3-under 69 to beat a pair of Masters rookies in Spieth and Jonas Blixt of Sweden. Two years ago, when he hit that wild hook out of the trees on the 10th hole to win in a playoff, his
wife and newly adopted son were watching at home in Florida. This time, young Caleb was decked out in a green-and-white striped Masters shirt and green tennis shoes as he waddled over to his father. “This one’s a lot different,” Watson said. “The ﬁrst one, for me, it was almost like I lucked into it.” After high-ﬁving the crowd on his way to sign his card, Watson returned to Butler Cabin to take back that green jacket he slipped on Adam Scott a year ago. “After giving it away last year, I wanted it back,” Watson said. “I told Adam we could just swap it back and forth every year.” Miguel Angel Jimenez, the 50-year-old from Spain, shot 71 and ﬁnished alone in fourth. Matt Kuchar lost a share of the lead with a fourputt double bogey on the fourth hole and never challenged again. He closed with a 74 and tied for ﬁfth with Rickie Fowler. DOUG FERGUSON (AP)
10-Year-Old Joins Wizards for a Day: On Saturday, the Wizards welcomed a new face to their team. Ten-year-old Amaris Jackson, who is battling a rare kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma, signed a one-day contract with the Wizards in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Foundation. As part of her one-day experience as a Wizard, Jackson took part in the pregame shootaround, visited the locker room and led the team onto the court. (THE WASHINGTON POST )
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Woes vs. Braves Continue for Nats Washington has lost five of six to Atlanta in 2014 after sweep Nationals Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run homer off Gio Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Nationals with a 10-2 victory Sunday. Beating Washington for the 18th time in the last 25 series matchups, Atlanta is hoping to use another fast start against the Nationals to win a second straight NL East title. The Braves have won ﬁve of six against the Nationals this year. Washington managed just ﬁve hits off Aaron Harang (2-1), who allowed one run, one walk and
struck out ﬁve in six innings. Gonzalez (2-1) continued his struggles against the Braves, giving up nine hits, six runs and four walks and striking out six in six innings. Despite ranking second in the majors among left-handers with 34 wins since the start of 2012, Gonzalez is 2-7 with a 5.31 ERA in 10 starts against the Braves during that span. Gonzalez’s struggles began in the ﬁrst. After walking leadoff hitter Jason Heyward, Gonzalez made an errant underhanded throw to ﬁrst baseman Adam LaRoche on B.J. Upton’s bunt single. The ball rolled away from LaRoche, allowing Heyward to advance to third and B.J. Upton to second. Freeman’s sacriﬁce ﬂy scored Heyward, and Justin Upton homered to make it 3-0. Washington’s two scores came on Jose Lobaton’s RBI groundout in the ﬁfth and a LaRoche home run in the ninth. GEORGE HENRY (AP)
Zimmerman Out 4-6 Weeks Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman tried to put a positive spin on his broken right thumb and the Nationals’ list of injuries. “Hopefully we’ll get all this out of the way,” he said, “and everyone will be healthy the rest of the year.” Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and is expected to miss between four to six weeks. He was injured in the fifth inning of Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves while getting picked off as he dove back to second base. (AP)
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puter center in college when a co-worker left to start his own consulting firm. Rosen joined, and became the senior architecture and developer as the company grew. That stirred a passion for startups, where he helped grow a series of early-stage tech companies and co-founded his own incubator. After building a company called NetSec that was eventually sold to MCI, he took time off before joining Xceedium, where he will help lead its operations. You have grown a series of companies successfully. What are some leadership lessons
We collect people. When we joined Xceedium, we brought the gentleman who ran commercial sales for NetSec and the guy who founded NetSec to run federal government work for us. If you’ve had success over a number of years and you find that set of people that you really achieve excellence with, you collect them. That’s our process. It may not work for everyone, but it works for us. Have we made mistakes? Sure.
fast. If it’s just not working, it’s not working. Validating that over 12 to 18 months is not a good idea. If you find someone who is not a good fit, admit it and move on. That’s better for everyone, the company and the person. No one is happy when they’re unsuccessful.
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Logan Soya, 29, started an energy-management business while in the MBA program at Georgetown.
Startups on The Right Foot Programs tailored to entrepreneurs foster new businesses Business It’s not every day that a grad student finds himself in a closeddoor meeting with the head of the Department of Energy and former president Bill Clinton, talking about energy policy and jotting down ideas for a new startup. For Logan Soya, 29, it was one of a series of opportunities that helped him launch an energy management business in early 2011, during his
ﬁrst semester of an MBA program at Georgetown University. Soya was at the meeting, which took place during the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, thanks to his Georgetown connections. “It was Georgetown … that provided the business the ability to mature and ﬁnd the right market,” Soya says. His company, Aquicore (aqui core.com), provides companies with real-time monitoring and management of their electricity and other energy consumption. Small sensors installed throughout their building let clients know if they’re being wasteful or losing
money. One of the company’s biggest clients is the D.C. government, a contract that includes more than 400 ofﬁce buildings, ﬁre stations, schools and other facilities. Grad schools around the District are catering to the rising numbers of entrepreneurs-in-training — through classes, internships, mentorships and competitions meant to give students an edge when starting a business in the real world. “More and more young people are interested in entrepreneurship,” says Jeff Reid, director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Georgetown. “The university that doesn’t provide this is less likely to attract
Don’t assume that MBA students are the only ones launching startups: “There is a growing interest in master’s and Ph.D. students on commercializing technology that they create in their labs,” says the University of Maryland’s Elana Fine. Along with George Washington University and Virginia Tech, U-Md. is part of the DC I-Corps program (dcicorps.org), backed by the National Science Foundation, which helps translate research in fields like engineering and life sciences into new technologies and startups. At GW, many of the businesses launched by grad students are tech startups, including some science companies launched out of academic research there. While working on her Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Maryland, Deborah Hemingway, 30, came up with the idea for CellTrace, a software tool for scientists that quantifies information seen in their microscopes. U-Md.’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship was a big help in figuring out the business, says Hemingway, who has also won about $5,000 in seed money from the center’s business competitions. “They taught me so much,” Hemingway says. E.B.
the best students.” You don’t have to look too far to ﬁnd entrepreneurial programs in the Washington area. The University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship (bit .ly/1hlnNV6), which opened in 1987, is one of the oldest entrepreneurial studies program in the region. And the entrepreneurial enthusiasm has spread: Georgetown’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, or Startup Hoyas (startuphoyas .com), is a community formed to cater to students’ demand for entrepreneurial classes and other programs. George Washington University has an Ofﬁce of
Entrepreneurship (entrepreneur ship.research.gwu.edu), focused on hands-on learning through internships and other real-world experiences, and the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (bit .ly/OKf96H), focused on entrepreneurship research and classes. American University (bit.ly/ PUPoBS), even offers students an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship. These programs are out to disprove the adage that “entrepreneurs are born, not made.” While the urge to be a pioneer may be more nature than nurture, it seems some essential startup skills can be taught in a classroom, program administrators say. “Some would argue that academia has no business in entrepreneurship,” says Elana Fine, managing director of U-Md.’s Dingman Center. “That’s not really true.” Entrepreneurial skills can be taught just like medicine or chemistry or accounting, Fine says. Of course, following the curriculum won’t guarantee that every graduate is the next Mark Zuckerberg. “But you’re giving someone a skill set that they hopefully can apply when they identify a new opportunity,” Fine says. Classes on raising money, identifying customers, and launching and managing a new venture help students test drive ideas before they invest a lot of time and money, and perhaps eventually launch a business. “We focus ideas down into something that’s manageable,” says George Solomon, director of George Washington’s Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Like Soya, who launched Aquicore in his ﬁrst year at Georgetown, many students don’t even wait until graduation to start their businesses. Between the ﬁrst and second years of an MBA program at American University, Tim Richards, 27, started ReefCam (reefcam.tv), a Northern Virginia-based company that streams live, high-deﬁnition video of coral reefs and other marine environments to a computer or mobile app. You can stream for free with ads, or pay $9.99 a month Continued on page 18
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without ads. In addition to providing a cool screensaver, ReefCam hopes to raise awareness about reef conservation, and gives 25 percent of its proceeds toward reef conservation, research and education. “It’s our way of putting [the reefs] right in front of the everyday casual nine-to-ﬁver,” says Richards, who graduated in May 2013. “Some people are never going to be lucky enough to see it in person.” Richards says study abroad programs when he was an undergrad and a grad student piqued his interest in other parts of the world. Then American helped him work out ideas in class and learn to cultivate and manage ReefCam. Jason McCa r t hy, 34, a lso drummed up business strategies in the classroom and then immediately tested them in the real world. Before starting his MBA at Georgetown, McCarthy had the idea for Goruck (goruck.com), a company that makes military-quality gear like “rucksacks,” or backpacks, and organizes intense endurance events to test out the gear. “I used Georgetown to incubate it,” says McCarthy, a former Green Beret. “I submitted applications to get tutorials taught about Goruck. It was like a live case study. [In class] we would look at what was going on, and I’d go home at night and make decisions.” Not every student with a startup entered grad school with business aspirations, though. Mariam Adil, 27, says her coursework at GWU inspired her to innovate. “Being at school made me realize that the way we’re taught development is very different than the way we do development [in the ﬁeld],” she says. Now, with the help of GWU, she’s developing a business and working at World Bank, all while completing her master’s in international development. Her venture, GRID (strikingly .com/grid), is developing low-cost video games to teach people how to do international development work, such as how to monitor and evaluate projects overseas.
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Here’s a look at startups by local MBA students. From top: ReefCam’s cameras offer undersea views. Goruck makes military-style packs. Mariam Adil started GRID, a training video game. The LetsMoveDown app sells game seats.
Grad schools are increasingly seeing women interested in their entrepreneurship programs. George Washington University’s George Soloman says in the past several years, female participation has increased from about 10-20 percent to 40-50 percent. GW has the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative (bit .ly/Q9QF7V), a series of courses designed with the input of businesswomen, Springboard Enterprises (sb.co), which helps women raise venture capital, and the Hot Mommas Project (hotmommasproject .com), which collects female business success stories. E.B.
GRID was a ﬁnalist in GWU’s Business Plan Competition, run by the school’s Ofﬁce of Entrepreneurship. And immediate success is far from assured. As UMD MBA students, Derek Shewmon and Federico Campbell came up with the idea for their business, LetsMoveDown (letsmovedown.com), an app that allows teams and individuals to sell unused or extra tickets during a game, so spectators get an instant upgrade. “We thought there might be a unique opportunity,” Shewmon says. The idea didn’t take off at ﬁrst, but Shewmon and Campbell persisted after graduation, and in 2012, signed on with their ﬁrst client: the UMD men’s basketball team. Shewmon credits the school’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship with helping them reﬁne the idea and business model, and landing their ﬁrst client. LetsMoveDown has since expanded to nine college and professional sports teams. Even if students in these programs don’t launch their own business, they still benefit, says Jim Chung, executive director of George Washington’s Ofﬁce of Entrepreneurship. “The sk ill sets t hey learn about innovation and idea generation are really skills they can use in any profession,” Chung says. ERIN BYL ANDER (FOR E XPRESS)
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Exton what he does, he usually says, “I’m a pattern maker.” If that doesn’t do the trick, he says: “Do you know the show ‘Project Runway?’ That’s what I do.” As a draper at the Shakespeare Theatre Co., Exton’s job is to make the dreams of costume designers a reality. He takes renderings of what the actors will wear and makes them into patterns — basically maps for seamstresses to follow. Then two other theater employees cut the cloth and stitch the costumes together. Exton takes those makeshift costumes to the actors and oversees a series of fittings, until each outfit is perfected. “It’s a very old-world job that not many people do,” he says. And drapers aren’t only found in the theater: Some work at universities, helping produce college plays and teaching their skill. Others work for fashion designers, and some work on films. HOW HE GOT THE JOB: Exton says
he found his career by accident. In 1984, while getting his undergraduate degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he needed a work-study job, and spotted an opening at the school theater’s costume shop. Exton had tried out his sister’s sewing machine in the past, but didn’t really know how to sew. “I said, ‘I’m sure I can fake it,’ because I really needed the job,” he says. After a while, his supervisor told him he had a knack for the craft, leading Exton to pursue a master’s degree in costume design and technology at Florida State University. Since then, he’s worked for dozens of regional theaters as a draper, including a long stint at the Washington National Opera. He landed a contract at the Shakespeare Theatre Co. five
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years ago. Since many drapers stitch together temporary jobs and freelance work to make a living, Exton’s contract at the Shakespeare Co. is a rarity in the theater-draping world. WHO WOULD WANT THIS JOB:
You have to work well under pressure and have good time-management skills, Exton says. For a recent production of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Exton had to create four costumes in a week and a half, from mock-up to finished product, with three fittings each. Sewing skills are a plus, and pattern-making can be learned as you go or picked up from classes or books. Drapers sometimes make “flat patterns,” taking the designer’s sketch and turning it into a 2-D schematic for cloth-cutting, using the actor’s measurements and certain formulas. Exton makes nearly all pants this way. But for nearly everything else, he first looks at the costume design, then drapes (yes, that’s where the name of the job comes from) cloth over a mannequin to mimic the design sketch. Then he marks the cloth at the appropriate places and creates the paper pattern. Having an eye for beauty doesn’t hurt; but great drapers are the perfect blend of “book smarts and talent,” Exton says.
Most importantly, drapers have to have the theater bug. “It has got to be your passion,” Exton says, “because you’re never going to get rich.” The recession hit the arts scene hard: Jobs can be hard to come by, and they don’t pay much. But Exton doesn’t let that bother him. “You can worry about it, but then you say: ‘This is what I love to do.’ ”
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The first thing you notice when you walk into Tandem’s office in Penn Quarter — one floor down from Sweetgreen’s headquarters — is a tandem bike. It’s a symbol of Tandem’s philosophy, “B.I.K.E.,” which stands for “Be yourself, Innovate, Kindness and Engagement” — principles you’d be hard-pressed to ﬁnd in the halls of Big Law, though Tandem is home to a number of alumni of large corporate ﬁrms. Tandem Legal Group, which opened its doors in March, is a law ﬁrm that advises on general business issues, such as raising capital,
Mike McDevitt, right, and Randy Price lead Tandem Legal Group in Washington, and tout their “B.I.K.E.” philosophy : “Be yourself, Innovate, Kindness and Engagement.”
The firm’s services are not entirely unique, but its ownership structure is. McDevitt is not a lawyer, and the District is the only jurisdiction that allows law firms to share profits with non-lawyers. Price linked up with McDevitt to form Tandem in 2013. The vast majority of their 20-plus clients do not have an in-house legal team, so Tandem takes on that role for them. “When you’re a startup, people
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‘2 Broke Girls’ (CBS) Lindsay Lohan, below, guest stars in this new episode as Claire Guinness, a bride-to-be who wants Caroline and Max to make her wedding cake. It soon becomes apparent that this won’t be an easy job — and not just because wedding cakes are tricky. Claire keeps changing her mind about everything.
Zooey Deschanel spent two years on a fashion line based on her own quirky style
Big Screen Return Zooey Deschanel is busy with a film called “Rock the Kasbah,” out later this year. “It’s a movie with Bill Murray and Bruce Willis that Barry Levinson is directing. It’s about a failing music manager who goes to Afghanistan and discovers a young talent, and she goes on to be on ‘Afghan Idol,’ which is like ‘American Idol,’ and I play like a fun character role in the beginning.” (AP)
‘Dallas’ (TNT) The fallout from Pamela’s discovery of John Ross and Emma’s affair threatens Bobby and Ann’s marriage as well as their own. Christopher and Heather deal with the aftermath of Bo’s drastic act. Drew’s arrival tests Nicolas and Elena’s bond in the midseason finale.
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Zooey Deschanel is almost bubbling over with excitement: Her show “New Girl” is a hit, she just released a pop song with Prince and now she’s sitting in a Tommy Hilfiger store filled with racks of dresses she helped design. It’s ﬁtting, then, that bubbles are a theme of her new fashion collaboration with Hilﬁger, To Tommy From Zooey. Deschanel spent two years working with the designer to create a collection of ﬂirty frocks based on her personal style.
There are 16 dresses in your new collection. Will Jess get to wear some on “New Girl”?
‘Independent Lens’ (PBS) The new documentary “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” profiles one of the 20th century’s most beloved athletes, who was also one of its most controversial. It covers, among other things, the boxer’s draft evasion conviction, his conversion to Islam and his struggles with Parkinson’s disease.
The box office take of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. “Rio 2” came in a close second, earning $39 million. (E XPRESS)
She’s wearing three of them in the final episode, actually. It was really lucky. Everything took place on a boat, and I said to our costume designer, “Do you think it would be OK to put some of the dresses in the mix?” … So we got some press samples and then they all got chosen! They didn’t even know they were my dresses, either! Prince guest-starred on the show, and you have a single out together. Are you two buds now?
He’s very mysterious. I couldn’t venture to call him my bud. … He is incredibly nice and so generous and just so talented — a really won-
Bubbles are the theme of Zooey Deschanel’s dresses, one of which she wears here.
derful person and I feel lucky to know him. … The Prince thing was almost by accident, because [producers] said we’d like it if Jess goes up and sings with Prince, so I did a vocal for the sound department. They sent it to Prince, and the next day they’d mixed that vocal in ... and then they released it! As a producer, do you get a say in what happens with Jess and Nick,
who coupled up this season?
I do to some degree. My production role is more of an on-set role and keeping a lot of stuff going, helping the ship run. … So I’ll make suggestions, but I can’t be in the writers’ room because I’m on set all the time. I knew sort of where I wanted it to head and it did. This is obviously a relationship people are really invested in. And when they got us together last year, I knew that
they had to break up. But I knew that once we got them together, you need to pay your dues and have them together long enough that for evermore it will be the ghost that haunts these people. I think that makes for a really interesting fourth season and I’m really excited to get into that, because I think now is where it gets interesting. Between acting and music, plus your website HelloGiggles and now this fashion line, do you ever run out of creative juice?
That’s just how I keep going. I really never stop. It’s just if I’m getting tired in one creative outlet, I switch to another. With the website HelloGiggles, I co-founded it three years ago and it’s doing so well. … I’ve always had this theory and I stick by it and it kind of just works: If I like it, other people will like it. And it’s totally true! SANDY COHEN (AP)
Double the JLaw, Double the Money: Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in an adaptation of “East of Eden,” and director Gary Ross told the Hollywood Reporter he may split the story into two films. Ross, who directed Lawrence in the first “Hunger Games” movie, will write the films, based on John Steinbeck’s 602-page novel. Lawrence will play Cathy Ames, the wife of the novel’s protagonist, Adam Trask. (E XPRESS)
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The best things to do this week Find more events for your weekend in Thursday’s Weekend Pass.
‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’
Forget Channing Tatum: The National Theatre is celebrating the original stud, Paul Newman, with a weekly series showcasing his ﬁlms. Up today is 1958’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which stars Newman as an alcoholic who takes out his frustrations on his wife (Elizabeth Taylor). Free tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to showtime.
You’ll be able to spot Captain Americas of all types at AwesomeCon this weekend.
‘Fargo’ Wait … isn’t “Fargo” a Coen Brothers movie? It is, but now it’s a TV show, too. FX has adapted the 1996 black comedy’s setting and tone for an entirely new story featuring an all-star cast: Billy Bob Thornton, above, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt and many more. “Fargo” premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday on FX. TUESDAY
DC Brau’s Three-Year Anniversary It’s been three years since DC Brau started pouring pints, and the brewery is celebrating with a blowout at Meridian Pint. Enjoy $3 pints of Brau’s signature brews — Public, Corruption and Citizen — or try one of the more than 15 rare and
Rufus Wainwright was once known for little else other than his famous parents, Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle. Ten albums and an opera later, the melancholy singer has released a best-of album, “Vibrate.” Sister Lucy Wainwright Roche opens for him Wednesday. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW; Wed., 7 p.m., $45; 202-8880050, thelincolndc.com. (U Street)
Ben Taylor The son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, singer-songwriter Ben Taylor has big footsteps to follow. Thankfully, he makes his pop-rock music his own, while also showing shades of both his parents. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW; Thu., 8:30 p.m., $15-$20; 202333-7700, gypsysallys.com.
Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St. NW; Tues., 5 p.m., free; 202-588-1075, meridianpint.com. (Columbia Heights)
FRIDAY | Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp, below) is an artiﬁcial intelligence researcher who uploads his brain to a computer system when he’s given months to live. Apparently there’s more to being inside a computer than updating your Facebook status, because he soon gets drunk with power, putting all of mankind at risk.
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW; Wed., 7 p.m., $15; 202-408-3100, sixthandi.org. (Gallery Place)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW; Fri.-Sun., $30-$60; 202-2493000, awesomecondc.com. (Mt Vernon Sq)
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A few months ago, James and Deborah Fallows hopped on a small plane and took ﬂight in search of small towns where Americans were recovering from the ﬁnancial crisis. They found stories of resilience amid hardship, all of which they’ve documented in The Atlantic — and will discuss on-stage Wednesday.
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National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; Mon., 6:30 p.m., free, tickets required; 202-628-6161, nationaltheatre.org. (Metro Center)
AwesomeCon is setting the bar pretty high for itself with a name like that. But D.C.’s version of Comic-Con has earned it with guests like Cary Elwes from “The Princess Bride,” Billie Piper from “Doctor Who,” Nicholas Brendon from “Buﬀy the Vampire Slayer” and Sean Astin from “The Lord of the Rings.” For a more comprehensive preview of AwesomeCon — including an interview with panelist and punk rocker Andrew W.K. — check out Thursday’s Weekend Pass.
Emancipation Day Concert
Talib Kweli, above, joins D.C.’s Raheem DeVaughn, Arrested Development, MC Lyte and more for a free, BET-sponsored concert celebrating the day D.C. abolished slavery. Hang out after the show for a ﬁreworks display. Freedom Plaza, 455 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; Wed., 5-8:30 p.m., free; emancipationdc.com. (Metro Center)
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favor. I thought he was going to ask me to iron a shirt.” Instead, he pulled out the ring and asked if she would help him get it resized. THEIR SONG: “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton, because “every time I left his place to drive home, it was on the radio.” STUPIDEST FIGHT: “I tried to make her bed for her one day. I guess I put the sheet and comforter wrong, because when she saw it, she pulled the covers off the bed and said, ‘Forget it!’ ” PET NAMES: She calls him “honey bee” because of their song. He calls her “ranga,” because his Australian cousins use that nickname for redheads (it’s short for “orangutan”).
Keyona Ham, Jevon Hargett Keyona, 33, is a budget analyst for a government contractor, and a singer and Zumba instructor. Jevon, 37, is a sous chef. They live in Suitland, Md. THE MAIN EVENT: They’ll wed this Sunday in Jamaica. HOW THEY MET: At a house party. Keyona was singing.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: “I turned to my cousin and told him I would have her number by the end of the night.” “I thought, ‘OK, here’s another dude.’ ” FIRST DATE: She visited him at work. He gave her a meal on the house, and she stayed until his shift ended. FIRST KISS: After the fourth date and a long conversation about what they each wanted out of a relationship, when Mint Condition came on the radio. “I wanted to see if he was
real about wanting a relationship,” Keyona says. HOW HE PROPOSED: With the very last present on Christmas Day. “Even though I suspected he would propose, I still did the ugly cry.” WEDDING JITTERS: “I hope Jevon doesn’t get too much of a sunburn the first three days in Jamaica because he’ll be beet-red in all the pictures.” WITH INFINITE FUNDS: They’d have Mint Condition play their reception.
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Fred Joiner, Melanie Spence Fred, 37, is getting his MFA in creative writing. Melanie, 33, works for a public health NGO. They live in D.C. THE MAIN EVENT: A June 8 ceremony at their church in Southwest D.C. Their reception will take place on a charter boat on the river. HOW THEY MET: At a work happy hour. “I noticed some dudes checking her out, but I told her, ‘I’m cuter than they are.’ I had her number by the end of the night.” FIRST DATE: They saw “Radio Golf” at Studio Theatre and then got dinner and dessert at Kramerbooks & Afterwords. FIRST KISS: In his car after their third date. “I was stunned to silence because she totally caught me off my game, but on the inside, I was like, ‘Yes!’ ” HOW HE PROPOSED: In bed, right before she fell asleep. MOST HATED CLOTHING ITEM: Her reindeer pajama pants. PET NAMES: “In the beginning, I called him ‘sugar muffin’.”
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THE MAIN EVENT: The wedding was scheduled for Sunday in Santa Fe, N.M. HOW THEY MET: eHarmony. FIRST DATE: It was supposed to be just coffee. After they realized they’d spent two hours in the Caribou, they decided to get dinner too. HOW HE PROPOSED: “I was having a bad day and he asked me to do him a
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Michael, 38, is a communications systems specialist. Denise, 30, works for a real estate trade association. They live in Fairfax.
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“Peets is about as independent as Burger King these days, but I’m sure the hipsters will fall for it.” — COMMENTER ALAN AT DCIST.COM is convinced there
is a place in the D.C. coffee scene for Peet’s Coffee & Tea, which opened its ﬁrst of 23 local locations last week on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Many of the stores are former Caribou Coffee locations (Peet’s parent company bought Caribou in 2012), but DCist contributor Ashley Wetzel found little difference in Peet’s execution, suggesting prime real estate may be a big factor in helping the brand succeed here.
“Does this mean we can call him Bo Purr-ini?” — COMMENTER TOEMEK AT DEADSPIN .COM suggests a new nickname for
Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini, who led his team to the ﬁeld before Saturday’s spring game while carrying a cat. Pelini hoisted the feline in response to the parody Twitter account @FauxPelini, which features a Photoshopped portrait of Pelini in a sweater holding a cat.
“Other things recently linked to an increased risk of death: * The pleasant smell of rainfall * Playing with adorable puppies * The wonder of a child’s smile … ” — COMMENTER PARRYLOST AT IO9.COM imagines a future where all wonderful things could kill you after a report in the American Journal of Epidemiology, which suggests that napping more than an hour each day could lead to an increased risk of early death. Researchers at the University of Cambridge asked more than 16,000 people about napping habits. Of the participants who died over the next 13 years, more of them were frequent nappers.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You may be put in the awkward position of having to protect yourself and a rival at the same time; now is no time to take sides. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You’re on the fence about a certain issue that has you thinking one thing and then another in rapid succession. Try to clear your head. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Now that you’re nearing the end of a certain phase, you’ll be able to see just how you can get out of an unexpectedly sticky situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The approach of something you’ve been long ignoring will change everything for you today — at least for the time being. Don’t resist.
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You may have trouble ignoring certain distractions — especially since some of them have been intentionally planted by a rival. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You’ll have to get the lay of the land very quickly if you find yourself in unfamiliar territory. The powers that be won’t wait!
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Today: Mostly cloudy and warm today. Spotty showers tonight.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You may not have much time to complete a certain task, but if you manage it, you’ll have a lot of time to indulge yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You’ve been working hard, and it may seem that you have nothing to look forward to but more work. Perceptions can be misleading!
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65 34 Tomorrow: Rain and a t-storm tomorrow afternoon. A shower tomorrow night.
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55 40 62 46 64 51 Sun and Moon Sunrise today: 6:33 a.m. Sunset today: 7:44 p.m. Moonrise today: 7:22 p.m. Moonset today: 6:05 a.m.
Almanac Normal high: 66 Record high: 90 Normal low: 46 Record low: 26
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FROZEN SHOULDER? lookout puzzles The Center for Rheumatology and Bone Research is conducting a research study of an injectable investigational medication for patients who are suffering from a frozen shoulder for a least 3 months but no more than I year.
If you qualify, you will receive at no charge: Study related physical examinations and follow-up visits by a board certified rheumatologist Laboratory tests
THE CENTER FOR RHEUMATOLOGY AND BONE RESEARCH A division of Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, P.C.
For information about participating call: (301) 942-6610 www.washingtonbone.com Paul J. DeMarco, MD Board Certified Rheumatologist 2730 University Boulevard West, Suite 306 Wheaton, MD 20902
Public Meeting for the Benning Road Transportation Improvements Environmental Assessment: You are invited to attend a public scoping meeting to learn about the project, its scope, and discuss transportation issues. When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Where: Department of Employment Services Building (DOES), Community Room 4058 Minnesota Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20019 The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Benning Road and Bridge Multimodal Transportation Improvements per the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The study area is along Benning Road NE from Oklahoma Avenue to the Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road Metrorail Stations. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) does not discriminate on the basis of actual
or perceived: race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political afﬁliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence of business as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, and other related statutes. If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation) please contact Malia Salaam at (202) 563-5003 or info@ benningproject.com 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Visit us online: benningproject.com.
ACROSS 1 Deep gulf 6 Highlight reel accompaniment 11 Certain Beatle’s lady 14 One of the Allman Brothers 15 America’s bird 16 Fighter at Vicksburg 17 Seller’s hoped-for number 19 Tarzan beast 20 Beach playthings 21 Sports complexes 23 “To ___ is human ...’’ 26 Drag before a jury 27 Bit of glitter 28 Type of doll or economics 30 Orbital high point 31 “My Cherie ___” 32 Smoothing tool 33 Sail afore the foremast 36 British title 37 Speak at length 38 Popular sandwich option 39 Not the longest dashes 40 Deceptive appearance 41 Large water conduits 42 Doesn’t act conservatively 44 It holds one cup 45 Jeans magnate Levi 47 Experienced office holder 48 Important time 49 Frolic 50 Part of A/V 52 ___-Wan Kenobi 53 Kind of insurance 58 “The Blacklist” network 59 Remove from a hard drive 60 A day’s march 61 It can be rolled or batted 62 Wigwam kin 63 Submarine locator
DOWN 1 Toothpaste-certifying org. 2 Mass transit carrier 3 Chatter incessantly
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4 Pinking shears sound 5 Washington post 6 Answer 7 They’re good listeners 8 Some special effects (abbr.) 9 “Untouchables” target 10 British aristocracy 11 Breakfast staple 12 Country in the Himalayas 13 Way too big for one’s britches, say 18 ___ d’Italia (cycling event) 22 Reverse from WSW 23 Avoid 24 Subject of Caesar 25 Hotel amenity
27 Outpouring, as of words 29 Word with “date” or “process” 30 “Amo, amas, I love ___” 32 Is inquisitive 34 Word with “tube” or “circle” 35 Iraq’s main port 37 Win a “no blinking” contest 38 Frat “T” 40 Haute cuisine patron 41 Feelings of spite 43 “Nixon in China” role 44 Carbonated drink 45 Breakfast pastry 46 Cat, informally 47 Blender option 50 Cathedral section
51 Sgt. Snorkel’s dog 54 Drink like a 46-Down 55 Actor McKellan 56 Tax pro 57 Always used by a poet?
TODAY IN HISTORY
President Abraham Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater.
The British liner RMS Titanic collides with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time and begins sinking. (The ship would go under two hours and 40 minutes later.)
The John Steinbeck novel “The Grapes of Wrath” is first published by Viking Press.
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people lookout Star Witness
Johnny Depp, Insanity Expert
And She Wonders Why No One in Yoga Class Likes Her
Johnny Depp has been subpoenaed in the trial of a woman who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian while driving a limousine in 2009 in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, the woman claimed she was in a relationship with Depp at the time, and her lawyer wants Depp to testify that he doesn’t know her, proving that his client is insane.
Model Kate Upton, who has twice covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, told Britain’s The Sun newspaper that she hates her breasts. “I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life as I love to wear spaghetti tops braless or go for the smallest bikini designs,” Upton said. She added that she wishes they were like earrings that she could remove “like they were clip-ons.” (EXPRESS)
HOW VACCINES WORK
Kids Are Different; Diseases Are Pretty Much the Same JASON MERRITT (GETTY IMAGES)
The View co-host Jenny McCarthy on Saturday took to her column in the Chicago Sun-Times to tell critics “I am not ‘anti-vaccine.’ ” She claims “every child is different,” and that she advocates parents’ “right to choose” one vaccination per doctor visit. McCarthy’s son, Evan, is autistic, and she has argued for years that increased vaccinations correlate to the increased numbers of children with autism. (EXPRESS)
“I love to eat and that’s like my hobby … Eating is a very important part of my social life.”
Josh: “Did you remember to send our advertising-slash-wedding bill to ABC?”
TE X TING TIPS
JAMIE McCARTHY (GETTY IMAGES)
Switch Over to ‘Swag.’ All The Kids Are Saying That
Jenny does not, on the other hand, argue for one potato chip per person.
A source tells the New York Post that at a recent dinner in New York City, Nicolas Cage fretted that his personal information could be accessed from his recently lost cellphone. Cage told his dining companions he was worried about one text he had sent in particular. After some prodding, he said the message read, “I just wanted to thank you for all your help and support, bro.” Cage hung his head, saying, “Bro — can I say that?” No word yet on Cage’s phone’s whereabouts. (EXPRESS)
Kids Now Certain That Fairy Tales Are Real
— SOFI A V ERGA R A , TELLING WOMEN’S
“Once Upon a Time” co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas married in a quiet ceremony on Saturday. E! News reports the two exchanged vows before about 30 friends and family members at sunset in Los Angeles. The couple announced their engagement in October, after they had been dating for more than a year. The next month they announced that they were expecting their first child. Coincidentally, Goodwin and Dallas play Snow White and Prince Charming, respectively, on their ABC series. (E XPRESS)
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